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(Toronto Star)   Due to some vile act of sin Ontario is getting the McLobster   ( thestar.com) divider line
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2013-07-26 12:38:19 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: "Selling lobster through the chain is a good way to boost sales of the meat, said Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada."

The McLobster like the McRib is one of those item that only occasionally available and depends upon market prices.

If there is a glut of lobster or pork McDonalds buys up tons on the cheap and sells it as special sandwiches.

If McDonalds is selling McLobsters that means you should also be able to find better versions at better restaurants at lower prices.
2013-07-26 12:21:04 PM  
2 votes:
I won't rest until McDonald's brings back pizza.
2013-07-26 05:56:48 PM  
1 vote:
I have made this at a home, and it is quite tasty.  I am pretty sure that like everything at McDonald's (except for the fries and Coca-Cola) that it is extremely bland and boring.
2013-07-26 12:43:56 PM  
1 vote:
ome vile act of sin? The name of that sin is wanton and ungodly greenhouse gas emissions.

Lobsters grow faster in warmer water and there is currently an oversupply. The price that fishermen receive at the wharf has dropped from around $6 a pound to around $3 a pound. Warmer water can have a negative impact on some species, notably salmon and cod, but others such as lobsters, crabs and sea urchins may thrive. Many of these species are being caught much further North. Maryland blue crabs, for example, are being caught in New England in greater numbers, while the same is true of their trans-Atlantic cousins in Scotland.

Lobster used to be dirt cheap in the North East--it was fed to slaves and field workers. The children of lobster fishermen could be distinguished by their lobster sandwiches from the richer kids who had baloney in their lunch. But times change and fashion changes. I have a replica of a very old cookbook (17th century or earlier) with a historical introduction. French and English tastes in such foods as garlic and snails have flip-flopped several times, as have the social status of these foods--at times the aristocrats enjoyed them, at other times they were left to the peasants.

A McDo Lobster roll is still better than no lobster roll at all. It makes a change from pink slime. But don't expect it to be around long if lobster landing prices rise above the cost of fish or meat. On the whole, seafood is expensive in Ontario. The lobsters sold in the stores are either very pricey or very small or both.  Fish and chips aren't nearly as plentiful or good as in Nova Scotia or Maine.

It's a thousand miles from the sea!
2013-07-26 12:40:21 PM  
1 vote:
* may also contain fish protein, haddock, pollock.
2013-07-26 12:29:57 PM  
1 vote:
Do yourself a favor and go to a locally owned seafood shack and get a real lobster roll... So much better, AND you don't support the fast food enterprise...
2013-07-26 12:22:50 PM  
1 vote:
'Some vile act of sin?'
Uh, hello? Ever been to Ottawa--specifically Parliment Hill?

McLobster is the least of their worries...
2013-07-26 12:20:55 PM  
1 vote:
This makes sense for Ontario

We have them here in PEI (where most of Canada's lobster comes from) and it's retarded when it's cheaper to go get an actually lobster or 2 from the wharf than buy this thing.
2013-07-26 12:18:56 PM  
1 vote:
The McLobster is nothing new.

And scary tag for mediocre fast food? Let the circlejerk commence.
2013-07-26 12:13:15 PM  
1 vote:
I've had one in Maine, it wasn't bad, not as good as the road side lobster shacks, but not horrible.
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